‘SED’ reaches some key milestones

Congratulations to the North East School Environment Day (SED) on achieving some key milestones at their recent event held on Thursday 11th August at the CUBE in Wodonga. Around 140 grade 5 students from the Wodonga area attended the event and joined in the milestone celebrations, with entertainment provided by Woody’s World.

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This event is part of the Student Environment Education Directory (SEED) and marked the 30th of its kind to be run in North East Victoria. The day also celebrated the 5,000th student and the 200th school to attend a SED event. As part of the celebrations schools were invited to enter a competition where students could display what they enjoyed about being a sustainable school.  Some fantastic entries were received and it demonstrated that our future caretakers of our environment are understanding the message. Later in the day the key milestones were formally celebrated with key note speeches given by Mr Anthony Griffiths, Deputy Chair of the North East Waste & Resource Recovery Group and Ms Jenny Indian, Board Member of the North East Catchment Management Authority.  A special presentation was made to Diane Doyle from North East Water, for her participation and involvement in SED since its inception, including presenting at all 30 SED events.

Reducing waste, renewable energy, caring for our water ways, understanding biodiversity and sustainable living were among some topics delivered on the day. Workshops were delivered by North East Waste & Resource Recovery Group, North East Catchment Management Authority, North East Water, Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning, Halve Waste, SES, Landcare and the Wirraminna Environment Education Centre.  A student leadership group from St. Francis of Assisi, who are a 5 star ResourceSmart School presented to other students on the day to share their experiences.

With thanks to the City of Wodonga for assisting SEED in hosting this event and the many presenters and organisation for their contributions. For further information on upcoming events visit www.seed.vic.gov.au

 

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Student Environment Education Directory (SEED) is a North East Victorian initiative.  It is a partnership initiative between North East Catchment Management Authority and North East Waste and Resource Recovery Group.